Research Fellow, Blood Cancer

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£33,797 to £40,322 per annum
Monday, 14 September 2020
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 14 October 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date: 14/10/2020
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 per annum.
Job category/type: Research

Job description

This Research Fellow will initiate, develop and manage their own high level research projects in line with the University, PGJCCR and blood cancer research strategy. This personal fellowship will include teaching and administrative activities to support professional development towards an academic career.

This Fellowship is funded by Leukaemia Lymphoma NI in partnership with Queens Foundation. The Fellowship package (£500k) includes funding for the Fellow, a technician and consumables. The successful candidate will have an independent programme within the Blood Cancer research group and would be expected to work towards quality publications and further funding.

This is a fixed term contract for 4 years

The successful candidate must have:

  • Primary Degree
  • PhD in a related and relevant area
  • A minimum of three years’ research experience in a relevant blood cancer field
  • Normally between 2 and 5 years’ post-doctoral research experience

Queen's University Belfast (QUB) is a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive universities, providing world-class education underpinned by world-class research. The University has won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education on five occasions including an award for Northern Ireland's Comprehensive Cancer Services programme.

The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, part of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, aim is to drive discovery, innovation and the development of novel therapies and to create a unique fusion of clinical and basic science research, driven by its clinical and scientific leaders of national and international repute. This is delivered through its three research centres - the Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research (PGJCCR), the Centre for Public Health and the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute For Experimental Medicine.

The PGJCCR mission in cancer research is to improve patient outcomes, train the next generation of scientists and clinicians and enhance the competitiveness of the UK life sciences sector. PGJCCR is committed to excellence in experimental cancer medicine with a programme focusing on translating scientific discovery into the development of biomarker-guided, biologically-informed clinical trials in our areas of disease strength: Gastrointestinal (including hepatobiliary), head and neck, urological, breast and ovarian cancers. This has resulted in the development and delivery of a number of investigator-led trials investigating novel agents and systemic therapy and radiotherapy combination studies.

QUB is a leader in gender equality and diversity, and one of the UK's most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative which promotes gender equality and career progression. The University and the School of Medicine Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences holds an Athena SWAN Silver award in recognition of our commitment and success in addressing gender equality, representation, progression and success for all our staff.

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email resourcing@qub.ac.uk.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit.  We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding.

Candidate Information
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About the Group Leader Dr Ken Mills
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